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8. October 2018

Research and Innovation Indicators 2018: Denmark’s researchers are still at the top

This year’s Research and Innovation Indicators paint yet another picture of Denmark as a strong research-oriented nation. The DNRF’s CEO points out the importance of prioritizing future research in order to maintain Denmark’s position among the elite research countries. On Friday, October 5, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science published the Research and Innovation […]

8. October 2018

Former DNRF head of center Jens Kehlet Nørskov receives the prestigious Niels Bohr International Gold Medal

Top researcher and former DNRF head of center Jens Kehlet Nørskov has been awarded the Niels Bohr International Gold Medal 2018 for his research in catalysis. The medal has been given only 11 times since 1955; the last time was in 2013. The most prestigious honor in Danish research, the Niels Bohr International Gold Medal […]

1. October 2018

Other News in Brief from September

New research report from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science The Danish National Research Foundation, together with the Independent Research Fund Denmark, the Innovation Fund Denmark and EU’s Horizon 2020, contributed 4 billion DKK to Danish research in 2017. Among these four contributors, the DNRF was the institution most applied to for funding, and […]

28. September 2018

New from SAC: Solar storms can be caused by the sun’s unusual rotation pattern

Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, who is head of center at the DNRF’s Center for Stellar Astrophysics (SAC), is one of the researchers behind a new study that shows how the sun’s unusual rotation pattern might be the cause of solar storms. The study is published in the scientific journal Science. DNRF head of center Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard […]

28. September 2018

DAWN leads big project on early galaxies of the universe

Associate Professor Charles Louis Steinhardt from the basic research center Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, will be leading a big new Hubble Frontier Fields Program called BUFFALO that will study the rare early galaxies of the universe. (The image shows the segment of the galaxy cluster Abell 370, […]

24. September 2018

CARD: Three molecules can play important role in cancers and neurological diseases

New research from the DNRF’s Center for Autophagy, Recirculation and Disease (CARD) shows how three molecules can play a crucial part in the development of neurological diseases and cancers. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The body’s cells have a special ability to repair themselves and get rid of broken […]

21. September 2018

Inauguration of Hy-Q – Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks

Monday, September 17 was the day of the official opening of the DNRF center Hy-Q, headed by Professor Peter Lodahl at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. The center will focus on up-scaling small quantum systems, with the long-term ambition of contributing to the development of a quantum internet.  On September 17, 2018, the […]

17. September 2018

Future climate change overtakes nature’s ability to follow

A research team led by the DNRF’s Center for Macroecology, Evolution, and Climate (CMEC) has examined how biodiversity reacts to climate change through time. The conclusion is that the diversity in nature can no longer keep up. The study has been published in the scientific journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution. (Foto: © 2017 Jee […]

15. September 2018

Eske Willerslev receives Semper Ardens grant to do research on ancient rice genes

DNRF head of center Eske Willerslev, from the Center for GeoGenetics at Copenhagen University and Cambridge University, has received a Semper Ardens grant from the Carlsberg Foundation for a project that will map genomes in ancient rice. Professor and head of center Eske Willerslev, from the Center for GeoGenetics, a basic research center, has received a Semper Ardens grant from […]

5. September 2018

Former head of center Poul Nissen receives the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2018

The Carlsberg Foundation recently awarded its Research Prizes 2018, and one of this year’s recipients is Professor Poul Nissen, the former head of the DNRF center PUMPkin and current principal investigator at the DNRF center PROMEMO. He received the award for his groundbreaking work in structural biology. On Sunday, September 2, Professor Poul Nissen received […]



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